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Nuclear safety oversight board takes aim at new policies


August 29, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent safety panel that provides oversight of some of the nation's highest risk nuclear facilities voiced concerns Tuesday that new federal policies could limit inspections and curtail access to key information.

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board peppered Energy Department officials with questions about the intent of the policies during a public hearing in Washington.

Safety board staff members testified that they have had difficulties accessing information since May, when the change was adopted. Some of the information involved a worker complain...

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